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What Is We Are Family (Medicine)?

We Are Family (Medicine) is a brand-new AAPA conference designed to provide PAs and NPs with essential updates and skills necessary for family medicine practice. It’s an ideal conference for those of all experience levels practicing in family medicine. This year, we are going virtual!  Experience the conference from the comfort of your home while earning up to 37.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.

 This year’s virtual event features:

  • 3-days of scheduled, live virtual sessions with the opportunity to engage with expert faculty
  • Access to an additional 26 self-paced sessions that you can watch whenever is convenient for you
  • Welcome networking event with colleagues

Course Directors

  • Jeffrey A. Katz, PA-C, DFAAPA
  • Leslie Clayton Milteer, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA
  • Ben Taylor, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA

Accreditation Statement

The 2021 We Are Family (Medicine) Conference has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 37.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid through January 31, 2022.

Are You an NP?

NPs can often claim AAPA Category 1 CME credit as continuing education with AANPCB and ANCC. Check with your certification/licensing authority to confirm that AAPA credit is acceptable – and then register today!

CME Support

The session “Getting to Yes: Practical Strategies for Navigating Immunizations Decisions With Older Adults” is supported by an independent educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline and provided by AAPA in collaboration with The France Foundation.



Virtual Conference Experience (37.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits)


  • AAPA member: $499
  • Nonmember: $799

There are two parts to the virtual conference experience: live virtual sessions and self-paced sessions. The nine live virtual sessions will take place from January 23 – 25, 2021. On each of the three days, there will be three live virtual sessions that take place at specific times. During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to participate in interactive polling and Q&A with the speakers. Take a look at the schedule for the live virtual sessions so you can book your calendar accordingly. Not able to watch the sessions at the scheduled time? No problem! A recording of each live virtual session will be available once the scheduled session is over.

The second part of the virtual conference experience consists of 26 additional self-paced sessions that you can watch whenever is convenient for you! These pre-recorded sessions will be released to participants at 9 a.m. EST on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

Registrants will have access to all recordings until January 31, 2022.

Standard Cancellation and Refund Policy

We do not offer any refunds or credits for virtual conference registrations. All sales are final.

Live Virtual Session Schedule

Live Virtual Session Schedule

Plan your schedule to participate in these live virtual sessions at the dates and times noted below. During these sessions, there will be interactive polling and Q&A with the speakers. Please note that all times listed are EST. A recording of each live virtual session will be available once the scheduled session is over.

  • January 23


    • 12:15 – 12:30 p.m.

      Welcome From Course Directors

    • 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

      The Relevance of Family Medicine Now

    • 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

      The Virus of the Month: COVID, Flu, and Other Infectious Disease Hot Topics

    • 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

      PAs in Leadership in Primary Care

    • 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

      Welcome Networking Event

  • January 24


    • 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

      Cutting Through the Hype: Cannabis in Clinical Practice

    • 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

      Tips for Taking a Sexual History

    • 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

      Common Ocular Pathologies in Family Medicine

  • January 25


    • 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

      The Cardiorenal Syndrome and New Concepts in Preventing Diabetic Kidney Disease

    • 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

      Use of Telemedicine in Primary Care

    • 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

      Patient Counseling Techniques in Primary Care


This agenda may be updated or modified without notification.


Self-Paced Sessions

Self-Paced Sessions

In addition to the live virtual sessions, all registrants will receive access to 26 additional sessions that will be released to participants at 9 a.m. EST on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Watch these pre-recorded sessions whenever is convenient for you. Take a look at all of the content that will be included!

  • Burnout in Family Medicine Providers
  • Chest X-Ray Review: Catching the Minor Abnormalities
  • De-Prescribing in the Elderly
  • Dermatology 101: Rashes Commonly Seen in Primary Care
  • Getting to Yes: Practical Strategies for Navigating Immunizations Decisions With Older Adults
  • Healthcare Disparities in Primary Care
  • Hormone Contraception Medications for More Than Just Pregnancy Prevention
  • Legal Medicine: Avoidance of Lawsuits
  • Management of Common Foot and Ankle Conditions
  • Management of COPD in the Family Practice Setting
  • Management of Heart Failure in the Family Practice Setting
  • Non-Pharmacologic Methods of Treating Chronic Pain
  • Obesity Management in Family Medicine
  • Oh Baby, New Baby! What to Look for in the First 4 Days of Life
  • Pill Count and Problems With Opioids: Controlled Substance Use
  • Pre-Operative Medication Management
  • Psych Tips and Tricks for the Primary Care Provider
  • That Doesn’t Look Quite Right: Refining Your EKG Reading Skills
  • The Patient With Newly Diagnosed Diabetes: What Now?
  • Treatment of Mood Disorders
  • Updates in Patient Management of Common Infectious Diseases
  • Updates in Reimbursement
  • Use of Bedside Ultrasound in Family Medicine
  • What Was I Looking For? Menopause and Its Effects on the Brain and Body
  • What’s for Dinner? Nutrition and Physical Activity 101
  • What’s New in Hypertension: From Anti-Hypertensives to Patient Compliance

This session list may be updated or modified without notification.

Information for Registrants

Information for Registrants

Accessing the Sessions and Handouts

You will receive an email one week before the conference start date with instructions on accessing the sessions and handouts in AAPA’s Learning Central.

Course Evaluations and CME Certificate

Your feedback helps us plan future conferences; therefore, your completion of course evaluations is a prerequisite for a CME certificate. The course evaluations will be available in AAPA’s Learning Central beginning Saturday, January 23, 2021. You will have until Monday, January 31, 2022 to participate in all of the sessions, complete the evaluations, and obtain your CME certificate.



This brand-new conference is expected to draw PAs and NPs of all experience levels who specialize in family medicine. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this year’s virtual experience by becoming an exhibitor or sponsor!




Learn more about exhibiting or sponsorship by contacting us at [email protected].


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